Training Speed Appropriately


Plow Horse, Quarter Horse or Thoroughbred (Race Horseyou can’t train them all the same. They all have different inherent qualities that must be taken in consideration. Too often I am seeing Thoroughbreds being trained like Plow Horses with extreme workloads, heavy sleds & heavy lifting. Never forget we are what we train to be. Also, something I learned many years ago – It is much easier to make someone slow than is to make them faster. I was a master of that early in my coaching and with myself as an athlete. You must train fast with high quality to be fast!

Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
Vern Gambetta


Athletic Development Coach & Consultant. Founder of GAIN Network. Proud dad. Love to read everything.
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